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Most popular brands in America

  • #60. Baskin-Robbins

    - Positive opinion: 73%
    - Negative opinion: 5%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Brothers-in-law Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins opened their first ice cream shop in 1945. The idea of 31 flavors, one for each day of the month, became part of the marketing scheme in 1953, and the company has made more than 1,300 flavors over time. Among its most popular are pralines and cream, and it also made such specialties as lunar cheesecake to honor the moon landing in 1969 and pink bubblegum ice cream the following year.

  • #59. Fruit of the Loom

    - Positive opinion: 73%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 20%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Brothers Benjamin and Robert Knight started Fruit of the Loom in 1851 at their textile mill in Warwick, Rhode Island, and registered it as an official trademark 20 years later. After decades of success, it filed for bankruptcy protection and was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 2002.

  • #58. Jif

    - Positive opinion: 73%
    - Negative opinion: 6%
    - Neutral opinion: 18%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    The creamy version of Jif peanut butter was introduced in 1958, and Jif Extra Crunchy was added in 1976. In the 1960s, Jif’s television advertising slogan was “Choosy moms choose Jif.”

  • #57. Barnes & Noble

    - Positive opinion: 73%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 20%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Barnes & Noble changed the bookselling business with its giant discount stores in the 1970s. The business started by selling second-hand books in the late 1800s. In the mid-20th century, it specialized in selling college textbooks and then expanded into general retail. Today the company says it has more than a million book titles in stock for online sales.

  • #56. Elmer's

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 19%
    - Have heard of brand: 94%

    The dairy company Borden Co. first produced the white glue for consumer use in 1947. It was called Elmer’s Glue-All, using the name Elmer as the mate of Elsie the Cow, Borden’s trademark symbol.

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  • #55. Twix

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 8%
    - Neutral opinion: 15%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    Twix bars were originally called Raider and sold in the United Kingdom by Mars Ltd. before the candy was introduced in the United States in 1979. Mars Inc. also owns the candy brands of M&M’s, Snickers, Dove, and Skittles.

  • #54. Cheerios

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 6%
    - Neutral opinion: 17%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    General Mills first introduced the little cereal circles as Cheerioats but ran into legal trouble with Quaker Oats, which laid claim to use of the word oats in its products, and the name Cheerios emerged in 1945. The brand’s first mascot in print advertising was a girl by the name of Cheeri O’Leary in the 1940s. Later, its television commercials featured the cartoon characters Rocky and Bullwinkle.

  • #53. Mr. Clean

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 2%
    - Neutral opinion: 21%
    - Have heard of brand: 97%

    The bald, muscular character of Mr. Clean was created for Procter & Gamble’s products in the late 1950s. With his tight white t-shirt and hoop earring, Mr. Clean proved to be a hugely successful marketing mascot, along with the catchy jingle featuring the lines: “Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute. Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.”

  • #52. Dove (chocolate)

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 17%
    - Have heard of brand: 95%

    In 1939, candy store owner Leo Stefanos opened his Dove shop on Chicago’s South Side, and he introduced the rich, chocolate-dipped DoveBar ice cream on a stick in 1956. Mars bought the brand in 1986.

  • #51. Lowe's

    - Positive opinion: 74%
    - Negative opinion: 4%
    - Neutral opinion: 20%
    - Have heard of brand: 98%

    With more than 2,200 stores in Canada and the United States, Lowe’s did more than $72 billion in sales last year. It started as a hardware store in North Carolina in 1921, selling an array of goods including sewing supplies, horse tack, and groceries. The company began to focus on the home improvement business following World War II.

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